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2021 is the Year of Digital

This year, digital advertising is a top choice for brands looking for outdoor advertising options. There are several unique benefits of utilizing digital billboards in your marketing campaign. With over 30 locations in the Durden Digital Network, Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. can help you create an impactful outdoor campaign that will set you apart from your competition.

Digital is Flexible

One of the best features of digital billboards is their flexibility. Whereas traditional billboard signage might be up for weeks or months, content on digital billboards may be changed weekly, daily, or even multiple times a day. For example, a restaurant has the flexibility to advertise breakfast specials in the morning, switch up the promotion at lunch, and then end the day with dinner specials. If retail stores hold a flash sale, they can easily advertise a sale for one day only and then revert back to a standard message. Changing a message frequently is typically difficult with traditional out-of-home media, but with digital signage, it can be done with ease.

Digital Increases Reach

Digital billboards are always on, 24/7 — so people take notice. In fact, 62% of consumers noticed digital billboards in a given month, and 50% of people said they notice them “all” or “most” of the time (Nielsen, 2020). That’s a lot of eyes on your brand. The Durden Digital Network, which stretches from Eufaula, Alabama, to Marianna, Florida, is exposed to over 1.3 million cars daily. Durden Outdoor offers different package options to fit your budget and increase your ROI all at the same time. A digital blitz displays your ad across various digital locations and can be utilized in multiple markets to promote your message. This is great for increasing your reach and promoting a message that is time-sensitive.

Digital Drives Action

Not only do drivers notice digital billboards, but they’re more likely to act after viewing one. According to Nielsen, 65% of viewers engaged in actions after seeing a digital ad, whether that was visiting the website, looking the brand up on social media, or visiting a store in-person. Including an address or directions to a brick-and-mortar store is beneficial, as 57% of those who noticed an ad immediately visited that business, and 95% of those people made a purchase after arriving! A well-made digital campaign can drive action and bring your business success.

Are you considering using digital billboards as part of your advertising campaign? Do you need help strategizing your business’s specific marketing needs? Contact Durden Outdoor DIsplays, Inc. today and become FAMOUS tomorrow at (334) 792-5056.

When Two Billboards Are Better Than One

The Vance Law Firm wanted to make a statement targeting traffic leaving Pike County, AL headed northbound to Montgomery County, AL and the FAMOUSMakers had the perfect solution to help reach their audience. Just north of Troy, AL we utilized two bulletins that are directly across the road from each other. After having this idea for some time, we knew we wanted the two billboards to work together to tell a visual story. Featuring an arm in a cast and telephone, we used the left-hand read billboard to ask the question, “Injured?” and point drivers across the street to the right-hand read billboard where Stewart Vance, Attorney & Owner, is showcased instructing drivers to “Dial 3 for Me.” Stewart Vance concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and product liability. He represents those that have been injured in an automobile or other accidents; have suffered severe injuries or death from defective products; or who have had loved ones suffer from nursing home neglect and abuse. The Vance Law Firm has a team of attorneys ready to fight for you. Backed by the “V-Guarantee,” it’s no wonder The Vance Law Firm has been voted “Best Law Firm in Montgomery” for five years in a row. Give them a call today at 334-333-3333 for a Free Case Review. We enjoy partnering with clients to bring creative ideas to life. If you would like to become FAMOUS in the Wiregrass area, contact us today at 334-792-5056 or sales@durdenoutdoor.com.

Escape the Ordinary

Looking for a quick getaway this summer? Escape the ordinary and head on up the road to Phenix City, AL. Experience Whitewater Alabama, home of world-class rafting. Raft down the Chattahoochee River, boasting the longest urban whitewater rafting in the world. The course has been described to be as “wild as Colorado and warm as Costa Rica.” Not quite brave enough to jump into a raft just yet? Warm up your adrenaline with the Blue Heron Adventure Zip Line. Take flight crossing the Chattahoochee River and experience the only dual-zip line that connects two states reaching speeds up to 40 mph.

Durden Outdoor is excited about our new partnership with Whitewater Alabama. Utilizing a mix of rotary posters and a premium bulletin, they are able to target locals as well as vacationers traveling through the Wiregrass. Their rotary posters are strategically placed on high traffic routes including Restaurant Row along Ross Clark Circle, Main Street and Hwy 231 North. Their premium bulletin can be seen on Hwy 231 South, Alabama’s most traveled highway to Florida beaches. Check out all of the many adventures that they have to offer at WhitewaterAlabama.com.

If you would like to become FAMOUS, please contact one of our sales representatives today at (334) 792-5056 or sales@durdenoutdoor.com.

45 Days until Christmas!

The holiday season is here! While consumers are busy getting together shopping lists, it is a perfect time for businesses to get together their end of the year advertising plan. Holiday spending is expected to increase by 7% – 10% this year, and it is no secret that more shopping means an increase in traffic through out the Wiregrass. The Durden Digital Network is perfect for targeting shoppers with our 28 digital billboards located in Dothan, Enterprise, Ozark, Troy and Eufaula. Ad placement in high traffic areas, along with a memorable message developed by our Creative Team, makes for an extremely valuable advertising opportunity. Digital Blitzes are an effective way to concentrate advertising efforts on certain key dates. Durden Outdoor is currently offering some pretty great Black Friday Blitz Packages (see below). If your company would like to increase their bottom line during the holiday season, contact one of our creative image advisers today to take advantage of these specials.   Black Friday Digital Billboard Sale

Durden Outdoor Installs Alabama’s Largest 3D Nose

The #FamousMakers at Durden Outdoor located in Southeast Alabama have always contended to be professional paraphrasers.  We have a general rule to keep a headline shorter than 7 words as we only have 8-10 seconds to get our point across.  While working on a new 2016-17 creative theme for one of our favorite clients, we achieved this goal…….plus we were able to add one new creative element on a billboard to push it over the top! CLICK TO SEE THE 3D NOSE VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/GD9ocJnELrM bryanpharmeditedpic Bryan Pharmacy is a locally operated pharmacy with 3 locations in Enterprise and Elba, Alabama.  Check them out at http://www.bryanpharmacy.com/ Owner Brett Bryan knows that to compete against the big chains, he has to offer customers a better experience than the “BIG CHAINS” and be creative with his marketing budget.
“Bryan Pharmacy is proud to claim the fastest prescription turnaround matched with the friendliest customer service in the Coffee County area. This is where the headline“Sniffl’n around for a faster pharm” originated from” says Durden Outdoor’s creative director Bill Durden.  “This client is always willing to push the envelope with their creative as they know it works.”  The #FamousMakers were also able to incorporate the nose element into the rest of the FAST theme by using the following headlines:
Because waiting STINKS.
Because big chains STINK.
Because you asked for 7 days. Because we help your momma and ’em.
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Check out Alabama’s largest 3D nose on the billboard next to Taco Bell on Boll Weevil Circle in Enterprise, AL.  Durden Outdoor worked with Soft Signs in Ontario, Canada to complete the vision of creating and mounting the largest nose in Alabama onto a billboard. If you would like to be FAMOUS in the Wiregrass area, contact one of our image consultants at 334-792-5056 or by emailing sales@durdenoutdoor.com.

“A Pleasant Surprise for Enterprise” Beautiful Billboard Promotes Downtown Boutique

serendipitybulletin Serendipity means a pleasant surprise or the luck of finding something you weren’t looking for. Serendipity by Kei Boutique means finding that one piece of clothing you weren’t even looking for, but is just the perfect thing to make your wardrobe. When Serendipity by Kei contacted Durden Outdoor to make them famous, we were beyond ecstatic to help promote their eclectic selection. We started with a conversation with Serendipity by Kei’s owner, Keisha, about her vision for her boutique, as well as their advertising goals. This was a very enlightening and inspiring step, as her energy was highly contagious and got our creative team motivated to design the best board we could. We then started brainstorming and sketching concept art, which we would send over to Keisha to discuss and review; this honed in and refined the message, as well as the design. After the concept was approved, we were able to set up a wonderful photo shoot with our photographer partner Mark Broadway, and Serendipity’s delightful model, Mary Holland. A fashion shoot like this one was great to be a part of, as we were open to have fun and show off all the great items Serendipity by Kei has to offer. Keisha’s passion for her store, her customers, her fashion, and her vision were major inspirations for our design. She worked with us every step of the way, sharing her wisdom about her store and her excitement about our concepts, designs, and final product. Keisha put her feelings about the final design best in our last conversation, with an excited “Whoopie!” To find out more about Serendipity by Kei, check out their Facebook Page.  If you would like to be made FAMOUS, contact our sales department at sales@durdenoutdoor.com or call 334-792-5056 to speak with one of our creative image consultants.

Billboards Create Record-Breaking Weekend for Julia’s Restaurant

We recently had the opportunity to partner with Julia’s Restaurant to make their delicious buffet FAMOUS in Troy, AL. Julia’s Restaurant wanted to make a huge impact on Hwy 231. They utilized our bulletins to make a statement and tell a story to southbound traffic on Hwy 231. As you travel 231 South to the beach, you will see five different directional bulletins featuring Julia’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet. The weekend after the billboards went up, Julia’s owner Bo Lankford said “we had a record breaking weekend with the highest sales we have ever seen.” Be sure to stop by Julia’s and enjoy their mouth watering down home cooking- they even have a daily menu listed on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Julias-Restaurant-LLC-171935629493440/  The team at Durden Outdoor can help you reach over one million cars daily. Contact our sales team today about making your business FAMOUS in the Wiregrass. Julia'sCollage  

Durden Designs 3D Billboard for Local Bankruptcy Firm

mydebtWhitaker Marketing came to Durden Outdoor with the idea of collaborating to promote their client Espy, Metcalf & Espy, P.C.   Known as Dothan’s bankruptcy lawyers, EMEPC, have more than 60 years combined in bankruptcy law, and have helped thousands of individuals and families escape or decrease crushing debt burdens. The design process of Espy, Metcalf & Espy began with several creative meetings researching the topic, defining the direction, and strategizing about the possibilities. This is when the “Ball & Chain” concept emerged from our creative minds and leapt onto the dry erase board. The expression “ball and chain” refers back to the actual ball and chain, which was a heavy metal ball secured to a prisoner’s leg by means of a chain and manacle. The ball and chain was in use in both Britain and the USA by the early 19th century (and possibly much earlier.) The earliest citation in print is from The Times, January 1819. Now, it is used as a slang term for a burden that you must carry around with you. In our design the “Ball and Chain” is a metaphor for how debt can be a burden and weigh you down. With the design sketched out, Durden’s Creative department began designing and revising the billboard. After a few ideas were mapped out the initial design was presented to the client for review. Once the concept was given a go-ahead the 3D idea developed while meeting with Durden’s production department. Excitement had sprung with this new 3D idea between all three entities! The artwork was approved and the agency decided to creatively spend their client’s ad budget on (1) stationary bulletin strategically located on Main Street in Dothan, Alabama [across from Wiregrass Church.] To add frequency and coverage to this “MY DEBT” ad campaign, they also included a digital rotary showing on our Durden Digital Network. The team at Durden then began engineering and building the 20 foot 3D Chain and Cuff to fit on the billboard. You can see how we made it by clicking HERE. Shortly after it was installed Sharon Whitaker, President of Whitaker Marketing, notified us that the client had already received a lot of positive feed back from their 3D billboard. Creating the RIGHT IDEA for the RIGHT CLIENT equals “FAMOUS” every time.   Durden Outdoor was beyond ecstatic about developing and producing this billboard campaign for Whitaker Marketing and  Espy, Metcalf & Espy, P.C.’s Bankruptcy Practice. To find out how to add a 3D PROP BILLBOARD to your next marketing campaign, contact one of the FAMOUS MAKERS at DURDEN OUTDOOR today at sales@durdenoutdoor.com.

Extra Large Jason Aldean Teaser | Answer Billboard gets huge response for a local Wrangler retailer

Jason Aldean TEASER_ANSWER Billboard The power of one billboard can be huge if the message is right.  Durden Outdoor teamed up with local Wrangler retailer THE BARN for this awesome TEASER | ANSWER board. THE GOAL:  The client wanted to let locals & through traffic know that they are the BOOT & JEAN Capital of Alabama. THE IDEA:   Build a 25 foot tall cowboy (in jeans) and put him on a billboard smack dab in the center of Dothan, AL. THE SIZZLE:  The 2013 TOADLICK Music Festival was approaching April 11,12,13 and THE BARN was a sponsor of the event.  We spoke to the festival promoters and they had tried to book country music star JASON ALDEAN because of popular demand, but were unable to book him for their 2013 event.  So, how cool would it be if THE BARN could bring him to town? J THE TEASER:  We put up a billboard for 4 weeks that simply said “JASON ALDEAN IS COMING HERE.” THE ANSWER:  Our production team designed, built and installed a 25’ tall JASON ALDEAN on a low height billboard located on a major through fair (Hwy 231) in Dothan, AL with 38,000+ cars per day. THE RESULT:  Huge Local Response & PR for our client. NEXT QUESTION:  How can TEAM DURDEN make your next campaign FAMOUS? Jason Aldean has set the stage in country music. The singer has sold more than 7 million records and went double platinum with his 2010 album “My Kinda Party.” The recent release of his new album Night Train has everyone buzzing. His first single from this album, “Take a Little Ride,” has hit a three week streak at No. 1. You can read more about him on his website www.jasonaldean.com. The Barn, a local business, has been providing western and casual clothing to the surrounding area for more than 30 years. They carry top brands of clothes, shoes, boots, hats, and accessories for the entire family. With Jason Aldean being the face of Wrangler jeans, The Barn decided they wanted to be a part of all the hype. The Kreative team at Durden designed a campaign to market their products successfully. The Durden rotary poster, displayed for a couple of weeks, next to Conestoga Steak House on HWY 231 N, kept the Wiregrass pondering and curious about the artist’s where-abouts. Through social media motorists have been trying to find the answers. Will Jason Aldean come to Toadlick? The Durden team knows what he is up to. Stay tuned!

2013: Year of the Snake

The Durden FAMOUS TEAM wanted to come out of the gate running in 2013! How could we get some attention on our digital billboards with self-promotional ads? We made it our personal goal to create content that would make drivers cringe, laugh, cry, sigh and give tribute.
Behold the Durden Outdoor homage to the Chinese YEAR OF THE SNAKE, 2013. The basis was to use a TEASER and ANSWER ad in a creative way to show how well our medium works with a unique message. “What if we used a super tight crop of a snake’s face so the driver could get eerily intimate with the graphic,” says Bill Durden Creative Director at Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc.  “Sometimes you have to show potential clients how strong a simple message can be on a billboard.”
The teaser self promo simply said “2013 – THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE” with a huge bright green python’s face on the board.  The ad played for almost three weeks on the entire DURDEN DIGITAL NETWORK in Dothan, Enterprise, Eufaula, and Ozark, Alabama. 2013 Year of the Snake
The verdict? Billboards definitely work! The traffic department at our company was filled with calls and emails about the “snake ad” playing on our Digital Network. We had originally planned on playing the teaser for a full 4 weeks.  However, because of so many audience inquiries, we decided to go ahead and release the answer one week earlier.
Today, we released the answer to the teaser which had an over lay on top of the snakes face saying “FAMOUS RULE #2 – Simple Ads Work”. Famous Rule #2
Fact: Uncluttered billboards achieve greater success. We preach this over and over at Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. because we know that it will work for any company. Your audience is zipping by at 45+ miles per hour and they only have about 6 seconds to notice, become engaged and process you message. Don’t make it difficult to reach your consumer by cramming your billboard with too much content.
For simple ideas on how to make your marketing plan “HISS” in 2013, please contact the FAMOUS MAKERS at sales@durdenoutdoor.com or call us at 334-792-5056.